2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 12:13:00 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Regulators, citizens question Badger Ammo Plant (WI) remedy
Press Release
Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger:
May 25, 2011

DNR says Army exit plan must restore environment

State regulators have determined that a water supply system proposed by the U.S. Army as the primary final remedy for groundwater contamination at Badger Army Ammunition Plant could help protect public health but, by itself, will not meet environmental protection laws.

"Such a system could be effective in mitigating human health risks, but it will not meet the statutory requirement for restoring the environment to the extent practicable," the May 24 letter from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to the U.S. Army says.

The Army's proposed remedy for restoration of groundwater is to allow residual contaminants to naturally disperse and degrade without human intervention. The Army forecasts that over many decades, levels of contaminants found in groundwater will naturally decline on their own.


For the entire release, see


Lenny Siegel
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